"The album’s meticulous execution shines in its innate ability to transform listeners to a desert scenery, with the morning sun peeking over the mountains after a long night of uninhibited shenanigans. From start to finish, the album conveys a sense of wonder, bewilderment, and delirious bliss in its sheer capacity to deliver the listener onto various planes of consciousness. What is so apparent with Enchanted is how it was designed precisely for the coveted sunrise sermon slot. The album reveals just how influential Bassnectar and Sayr’s styles are upon one another." - Dancing Astronaut
"‘Look At Your Hands’ is a straight-up club banger that draws from ’80s drum machines and ’90s piano house. ‘Heart Attack’ lands somewhere between George Clinton, Fela Kuti and Dirty Projectors, while ‘Coast To Coast’ shimmies atop an undulating R&B bassline, revelling in its own simplicity. That said, even at their most uncluttered, familiar jolts of confrontation and innovation ripple like electricity. ‘ABC 123’'s skittering beat is dancehall by E-numbers, flirting with the schoolyard chants and cartwheeling pattycake handclaps that made 2014’s ‘Water Fountain’ such a thrill. The duo’s sense of social responsibility also remains undimmed, with themes of inequality and white guilt melding the playful with the political." - NME
"Amid the clattering drums and treacly piano on the new Sure Sure single 'Friends,' there’s a broken-hearted love song, the kind about falling for somebody who wants to hold you at arm’s length when you want a full embrace. The quartet turns those emotions inside out with a bright, stuttery track that somehow makes 'screaming at the traffic / feeling lovesick' an act of unadulterated joy." - Buzzbands.LA
"James returns to the covers game this year in a very different place than he was the last time around. In the years between Tribute To and its sequel, he’s attained and maintained an enviable combination of stadium-filling rock godhood and critic-approved weirdo scene cred. Between the Grammy nominations and covering “The Super Bowl Shuffle” with an internet cat, the sadness (this time inspired by, well, the world going fully and collectively insane) still found ways to creep in... On Tribute To 2, Jim James deftly circumvents the biggest challenge of working with other people’s material, adding his own sonic voice and restraint as an arranger to a collection of songs that warp and reorder the conventional wisdom about a covers record’s creative ceiling. The resulting album feels like a genuine, cohesive artistic statement, one that often improves upon its source material rather than just paying bland tribute." - Consequence of Sound
"Real friends push boundaries together, and Bassnectar makes friends with only the realest. He's back on his collaborative streak with part two of his Reflective EP series. Like its predecessor, Reflective (Part 2) drifts through styles and tempos, challenging the monolithic bass king to spread his wings in exciting new directions." - Billboard
"In the title track, Miss Li, or Linda Carlsson, tells about what she learned about being a woman. It's the most glowing moment of the album: "When you find something that you want, you've got to work harder than them all". Equally strong, "Dangerous" is a duet with musician Nea Nelson where the two women sing to each other about their strengths. But there are also moments when Miss Li is struggling with her self-image. In "Pressure," she compares herself with the "perfect" women on television. In the end she concludes that she never would like to be like them anyway. Because the music is not revolutionary, the message is heard loud and loud." - Isra Box
Remix EP of songs selected from Jai Wolf's "Kindred Spirits"
Remix EP of songs selected from Fyfe's "A Space Between"
"Kid Kruschev comes just a year after Jessica Rabbit and marks a singular, decisive change of direction. Despite retaining many of the fundamental components of Sleigh Bells’ sound, there's a shift of intensity and a new meditative quality. Florida Thunderstorm, for example, is more reflective and melancholic than what we've seen from Sleigh Bells before. Kid Kruschev sees Sleigh Bells strike a delicate balance, branching into new creative waters whilst staying true to the musical formula which first garnered them attention." - The Skinny